You may be a public sector insider, or outsider. Either way, knowing the inside story—the why, what and how—is essential to navigate your way around central and local government. We’ll take you on a journey that shines light into the sector’s dark corners. We’ll make the complex clear, and the mysterious transparent. All programmes are tailored to your organisation and your needs.

How Government Works

So much is changing; it’s hard to keep up. Work with us to join the dots and get up to speed with changing philosophies, structures and priorities. Wellbeing, proposed structural changes, greater collaboration and understanding the political landscape are all on the agenda.

And we make sure people can navigate their way through key principles, such as free and frank advice; serving the government of the day; conflicts of interest; political neutrality; and no surprises.

How Local Government Works

If you’re working in or around local government, we’ll cut through any confusion and create a full picture of what’s happening. How the 78 councils are structured; Long Term and Annual Plans; governance; the Local Government Minister’s priorities; and rates and funding. They’re all included. We keep up to date with change, trends and ideas. And we make sure any programme is relevant, and tailored, to your people.

Working with the Official Information Act and Privacy Act

The why, how and what of both pieces of legislation are important for people to understand. Then, it’s a question of the details, studying real cases and getting to grips with the latest decisions of the Ombudsman and the Privacy Commissioner.


Official information and privacy continue to hit the headlines. They’re both key pieces of legislation to get to grips with. We look at the theory and practice to bring both to life.

We'd love to have a conversation about how we can help you work with government.

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